Remember Me Memorial Update
Thanks to the very generous support of donors and an incredible response from the public, as a result of the Daily Mail and St Paul’s partnership fundraising campaign, run in May 2021, we are delighted to confirm that our goal to raise £2.3m has been achieved but please do read on as there is still an opportunity to donate to the Remember Me legacy…..
Work on the build of the physical memorial has now started and we anticipate that it will be completed within the next 12 months. It will be the first build of its kind at St Paul’s in over 150 years.
Our plans for the memorial will include the creation of a new inner porch in the Cathedral which people will be able to go through and enter into a tranquil space, where they can pause, reflect and remember the many individuals, loved and cherished, who have died as a result of the pandemic.
We are keeping the opportunity to donate to Remember Me open because, with further funding, we want to increase the impact and capacity of the project. All additional funds will only be used for the Remember Me project. With more funding we can endow the online memorial and increase its digital presence in the Cathedral. We will enhance the visitor experience for those visiting due to the impact of the pandemic and be able to endow the specific Remember Me roles required. More funds give us the opportunity to deliver an outdoor experience linked to the memorial. Furthermore increased Remember Me voluntary income will provide the opportunity for a special free entry to all to the Cathedral for a day of remembrance, either during National Bereavement Week or on March 23rd each year, marking the official first UK day of COVID lockdown.
If you would like to make a contribution to this memorial to help us ensure its legacy within the Cathedral continues to live on, please donate through this site.